I bought this saw because it was a Husqvarna. From years of cutting trees and stocking up for winter with my father and his large 455 rancher, I figured this saw would be a great saw for me. I have a smaller house and cut about a quarter of what he does. I regret buying this saw because it lacks power, shuts off constantly, and does not start up easily.(And yes I do maintain and service my saws)
To make matters worse I was cutting a small maybe 12" diameter tree in my yard with my grandfather who brought over his cheap electric chainsaw ($67 brand new). He figured 2 saws are better than one and he could use his to cut the small branches. After slow cutting, numerous shut offs and trouble restarting he basically took over the bigger stock and I went to get my skill saw. This was embarrassing. Since day one this saw has disappointed me.
I have lost faith in Husqvarna chainsaws ever since they started selling cheaper quality products at big box stores. There was a time when these saws were top notch and shared the thrown with STIHL, but I am beginning to think otherwise lately.
December 13, 2013
Light and Nimble
After using this saw for about a month it is really handy for trim work. Of course it doesn't have the power of the old 51 or 353 but has its place in the family of saws. The other two do the heavy jobs. I cut a couple of loads of red and white oak with it and it does well for the limb wood.
December 12, 2013
Part time saw
This saw has spent half it's life in the shop. This saw is for sale.
November 16, 2013
Great saw for the price!
The first time I took it out, it did a great job! Cut 1 cord of wood with no problem! Wasn't as fast as my parents saw, but did fine! Family has owned a Husky for several years, we love it! So I bought one too! I did not want a large size saw, so I bought the 240! Good power for the size, but it's not a power house! It quit a few times when I let go of the throttle, but it always started right up! The store I bought it from said they would adjust the Carb after the first use for free! Great buy for the price! Got a 4yr warranty just by buying 3qts of fuel with the saw! Very happy with my purchase!
October 6, 2013
difficult to start
I wish I had researched your product on this website before purchasing it. Its actually a nice size saw with good power in a light package, when it runs. It is, as numerous users have mentioned, quite difficult to start at times. I find myself pulling the starting rope over and over. Sometimes it will eventually start but, for no apparent reason, at times it will not.
September 29, 2013
I purchased a model 240 saw in June. From the beginning it has been a poor starter. I wish I read these reviews before purchasing as husqvarna clearly has a significant quality problem. I called the service number and received the same comment about needing a carb adjustment or that I have bad fuel. It's not the fuel since I purchased the husqvarna pre-mix. This may be an old fashion idea but I think this product should work out of the box. I'm sitting here needing to drop a tree and my 3 month old (piece of junk) saw is sitting, unstartable, in the garage. This unhappy customer would like his money back
September 27, 2013
Back to the shop
My nephew just bought a Husqvarna 240 and brought it over to my place to help cut down some trees. It took him a long time, about 5 minutes, before he could get it to run. While cutting wood, the chain repeatedly cut out and stopped. After each stop, it was a challenge to get the chainsaw restarted. It would not idle on its own. We got less than 30 minutes of work out of it. I advised him to bring it back to the shop and either have the machine adjusted or just return it. We ended up using my older - non-Husqvarna - chain saw for most of the day. His Husqvarna 240 made a poor first impression on both of us.
September 25, 2013
husqvarna saw model 235-802155
i purchased this saw on 5/21/09 and have used the saw for
approximately 2 hours. from day one the saw was hard
starting. it was brought to an authorised dealer because it would not start. as of this date the saw was hardly used and
is still very difficult to start. i attempted to use the saw this week and the hand guard snapped and broke.iwould like to hear from the company what they can do to get me a new saw that works. My name is william sammon i reside at
10 jordan court,dix hills,ny 11746. my phone # 631-499-
September 9, 2013